Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on today

Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing


Fresh accusations of garda malpractice - including that officers directed informants to carry out robberies - have been made in the Dáil. During a debate on the O’Higgins report, Sligo/Leitrim TD Martin Kenny this afternoon outlined seperate allegations of malpractice in his own constituency including the claim that gardaí engaged active criminals as informants.

TDs have agreed to change the rules on speaking rights in the Dáil, giving more members the chance to speak. The new rules mean groups need only five members, instead of the original seven, in order to qualify for speaking time.

Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan has laid a wreath in memory of more than 100 British soldiers killed trying to suppress the Easter Rising. Canadian ambassador Kevin Vickers helped subdue a demonstrator who began chanting "insult" at the service.

Solving the housing and homeless crisis will cost €10bn, campaigners have told politicians.

Homeless children put up in a hotel are banned from playing in the garden but dogs are allowed, an Oireachtas watchdog has heard.

A Gofundme page has been set up for the brave Cork woman who jumped into the river Lee to save a drowning toddler last week.


Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president. His triumph completes an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and sets the stage for a bitter fall campaign.

Riot police have used tear gas during violent clashes in central Paris to disperse crowds who attacked shops during a protest against a divisive labour law reform.

Killer Steven Beards will serve at least 33 years in prison in England after luring a student with learning difficulties to his wife's bungalow then drugging, raping and murdering her.


Five-time world champion Katie Taylor will not fight for an unprecedented sixth title, after losing her semi-final to Estelle Mossely of France. On Tuesday she secured Olympic qualification when she won her quarter-final, but the Bray boxer was also keen to defend her World title.

Key Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy could go to the Euro 2016 finals even if he does not kick another ball in anger before Martin O'Neill names his squad.

A seven-year-old boy has applied to become the next manager of Scottish Premiership side Inverness Caledonian Thistle.


The European Union and Japan have reached political agreement on the completion of long-running negotiations for a trade deal.

Foxconn – which is the world’s largest electronic contract manufacturing company and a supplier to Apple and Samsung – has reportedly replaced 60,000 factory workers in Taiwan with robots.


Cormac O’Keeffe delves into the bloodbath raging on the streets of Dublin, a war where cartel bosses on the southside of the city and abroad, are ‘pulling the strings'.


With 50 years of performing behind him and a glowing endorsement from a celebrity fan, Brendan Shine is still loving life as an entertainer, writes Ed Power


Once again this week's readers pictures submissions have not disappointed ...


We are a nation of many dialects, each one more wondrous than the next. But which one is the ultimate accent has now been decided in a new survey carried out by BIC.

Who knew babies were such a hard audience? A guy called Mike has posted a video to YouTube showing his attempts to entertain his newborn baby girl. He’s pulling faces, playing peek-a-boo - babies usually love that crap - but not Mike’s kid.

Cork comedian Ross Browne pulled a prank on our Taoiseach lately when he met him at Cork’s 96fm radio station.


GAMING: CD Projekt RED has made big promises about its upcoming title, Cyberpunk 2077, but we'll have to be patient. Cyberpunk 2077 won't be making an appearance at E3.

MOVIES: Quicksilver was one of the stand-out stars in 2013's X-Men: Days of Future Past thanks to one scene that showcased his powers in action.

TECH: PayPal launched a new version of its mobile app that it is asking Android and iOS users to upgrade to until the end of June.


The girls from Kilkenny are ready and eagerly awaiting their turn to perform on tonight's Britain's Got Talent Semi Final.

Mark Hamill aka Luke Skywalker has insisted that he was not endorsing Tayto crisps in his tweet, but simply expressing his love for Ireland.


Tadhg Fleming makes sketches for his increasingly popular Facebook page - and his latest is going viral. The Tralee lad’s dad asked him to mow the grass and he took the opportunity to showcase his fly style, to a hip hop track.

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